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ENDORSE RUSS SOVIET
- Paris, July 14.-(By Mail.)-An
account of how the national Fiench
railwaymen it their first sitting in
the Maison des Syndicats, recently,
made. an unequivocal indorsemerit of
the Russian soviet republic, is con
tained in an issue of Jean Longuet's
Le .Populaire prints the order of
the day as given to the congress as
."The congress of Paris, at its
opening session, sends its fraternal
greetings to all;. those revolution
aries who valiantly pursue their task
of social renovation--in Russia as
well as, in Germany and Hungary
and who wifsh to establish the reign
'of proletarianism on the ruins of the
"it reproves any action of a mili
tary or diplomatic nature, which is
aimed at crushing the revolutions
now taking place, either politically
or economically; it also demands
that; the troops. still in Russia shall
be recalled. The congress protests
against the peace treaty, imposed
utppn, the conquered peoples by the
diplomacy of- the entente. Con
formably to all the proclamations
and all the. promises made by the
goverinments in" the course of the
wari the congress wishes to inform
the.- oppressed peoples that it does
hot"accept any responsibility for the
acts of those who are at the head of
"It protests loudly against the
state of siege, against the censor,
and against the application of n:
farious laws, and declares that 'it is
ready to take any necessary action
in agreement with the Copfedera
iin Generale du Travail to imlpo.le
the re-establishment of constitu
tional guarantees; and a full and e:n
tire amnesty with the briefest delay
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Man Hunting in Washington
(New York Call.)
Within the shadow of the capitol
itself, the hunted race is hunted by
mobs for 72 hours, while grave sen
ators are quarreling with a president
over a "peace covenant." The primi
tive clan ethic of our savage ances
tors, which made an offense corn
mitted by one of tile clan an offense
for which all must atone, was in
voked against our black brothe;'s.
Thousands gathered for a "nigger
hunt," and blacks were pulled from
their hiding places and kicked and
battered like dogs. Pennsylvania
avenue, which has been the scene of
inaugural parades of chief magis
trates, became a lane through whichll
black refugees fled.
Nothing like this has been seen in
Washington since the days of the
"Feather Duster Legislature" fol
lowing the Civil war. Policemen
who sought to aid the victims of this
negro hunt were themselves beaten
by the mob. This might easily have
led to a race war within hearing dis
tance of the White House, a war in
which many blacks might have been
slain to give 'a fitting setting to the
"democracy" our "patriots" are wont
to boast of.
The gentlemen who drool their
platitudes on Capitol hill need not
abate their enthusiasm for "liberat
ing" the oppressed races in central
and eastern Europe. Their hearts,
no doubt, bleed for the Jews in Po
land. They must be proud of the
"brave Czecho-Slovaks" and the "in
HUSSIAN OUTLET I
Believed That Business I1
Growth Will Be Heavy in i
That Direction - Much '
By CARIII D. GRIOIT
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Berlin (By Mail.)-Germany just t
now is striving hard to revive the o
slogan, "Business as usual," which I
plagued several nations during the I1
war until they learned that the "as a
usual" didn't fit with war. v
With Germany at present, it is a v
struggle between many conflicting d
elements not the least of which are a
decreased raw materials, rolling o
stock, markets-and an impaired
labor supply due to war conditions, I
lowered food, and industrial unrest. 1
But while the government has been
wrestling with Spartacus and near- c
Spartacus troubles; with strikes; po- 1
litical agitation; new constitutions a
and so on, German business men t
have been casting about to get back
to work and trade.
The first concrete evidence of this
has just come to light with the re
port that a business men's commis
sion has been making a three weeks'
investigation in Russia with a view
to finding an outlet for German
products in that war-wearied land.
While much of Russia is in chaos,
the business men were reported to
feel that there is a favorable outlook
for them in that country.
Germany has considerable ma
chinery which she can export. One
big electrical supply house, accord
ing to information, has sufficient
products on hand for nearly a year
to come. In this field, Germany has
been going onward, and will soon be 1
in the market to do business with
other nations. Before the war, she i
could export many articles to foreign
markets and undersell home prod
ucts. This probably will be rather
more difficult hereafter, because of
limitatio'n of coal and raw materials,
and a constantly increasing cost of
labor due to constantly recurring
strikes and a constant growth of the
One factor overlooked in general
discussions of German business pros
pecls is her supply of potash. This
supply is unaffected by the peace
treaty; and the world is clamoring
for this for fertilizer purposes. And
Germany can get this product out at
only slightly increased cost over her'
previous price, while, at the same
timie, she call demand nlore marks
for it than before in view of the low
ered value of the mark. In this way
she stands to gain consideraly from
this one source alone.
This business should prove vast
again within a short time, thus en
abling the country to obtain credits
for materials from foreign countries.
German business foresees that it
will be under a vast load for a long
period of years, due to war debts
and indemnity taxes. But the aver
age German business man is prepared
to go at his task anew if he can
get a stable labor market and a
prospect of profiting later on.
Socialization, however, may upset
miany of their plans, for there can
be no question that there is a con
stantly increasing trend toward so
cialization of many lines of business.
Until the time comes, however, in
which business is a state affair, the
German business man intends to go
after fresh trade, as evidenced by
this freshly completed Russian
probe. Germany believes that it can
reach out to the east for 'business,
and this move shows that there is
where the trend is' first going to he.
It was reported that Russia could
undoubtedly give sonime agricultural
sian cotton, in return for manufac
tured goods. This, however, will,
probably depend largely on trans
portation facilities which at present
appear to be in bad shape.
SEVEN DEATHS RESULT
FROM TERRIFIC RAINS
(Special United Press Wire.)
Casper, Wyo., Aug. 1.-Seven per
sons are reported drowned, due to
terrific rains near Lander and Du
bois, Wyoming, on the watersheds of
the national forests. A cloudburst
along Horse Creek, which runs
through Dubois, is reported to have
swept half of the buildings in the
town, causing five deaths.
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dependence" bestowed upon them.(
We hope that they can control their 1
enthusiasm for this glorious work
and not permit this almost daily
crime 'to disturb their poise. Roast
ing "niggers" is a sport that is still
confined south of the Potomac, but
a few more outbur'tts of this hilarity
that occurred in Washington and this
Southern sport may yet be staged
within view of congress itself.
The police powers of the capital
city of the nation have been usurped
at a. time when certain congressmen
were demanding the restoration of
"order" in Mexico, at a time when
ammunition is being shipped to a
bandit in Siberia for the purpose of
establishing "stable" institutions. It
follows a saturnalia of lynchings and
burnings of negroes in the South
which make the normal man faint I
and stick to read.
American capitalism is about as
foul as will be found anywhere in the
world. Of pogroms we have the most
atrocious in the world. These things
are the more disgusting when it is
remembered that swarms of patriotic
fakirs continually yawp the praises
of American "democracy." Not until
our black brothers are free to walk
the streets of American cities un
molested, not until they have free
access to all callings and professions,
not until they are free to organize
politically in the South and, to vote
without being clubbed and shot, will
this country be' anything else than
an autocracy to them.
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SCOTT NEARING'S T
Special Service Article
THE MENACE 01F IICHIES
Hugo's famous statement that "the O
heaven of the rich is built upon the
hell, of the poor" meets with a ready V
response from the poor. Their life
is hell. They realize it; they admit T
it. What of the heaven of the rich?
Is "riches" a synonym for "heaven," A
or is it still true that it is easier for
a camel to go through the needle's A
eye than for riches and heaven to
come together? A
Much has. been said about the fu
tility of riches from the standpoint V
of the individual possessor of wealth.
Probably no one realizes more keen- T
ly than the rich that lie who would
amass wealth for himself "arrives T
with pains and sweat and fury no
where." Too little attention has been I
devoted to the matter by those who
are interested in building a vigor- A
ous, body-social in the United States.
The terrible menace of "riches" A
lies less in the extravagant, careless,
biase, idleness that pervades this A
"heaven," than in the abysmal
chasm that yawns between it and the '
hell of poverty, and the forces that
are at work widening and deepening t
The present economic order muakEs
poverty as it makes riches--tle poor
are poor, primarily because of the
paucity of their wages; the rich are
rich primarily because of the gener
ous amounts of rent, interest and
profit that falls to their share as
owners of income yielding property.
The same system that blights the
poor, fattens the rich-necessarily,
because riches is built upon poverty.
Ruskin puts the issue in this un
"What is really desired, under the
name of riches, is essentially power
over men. * * * And this pow
er of wealth of course is greater or
less in direct proportion to the num
ber of persons,who are as rich as our
selves, and who are ready to give
the same price for an article of
which the supply is limited. *
• *" So that as above stated, the
art of becoming "rich" in the com
mon sense, is not absolutely nor fin
ally the art of accumulating much
money for ourselves, but also of con
triving that our neighbors shall have
less. In accurate terms, it is "the
art of establishing the maximum in
equality in our own favor."
The "heaven of riches" depends
upon establishing and maintaining
"the maximum of inequality"-truly
a questionable variety of "heaven."
The rich may remain rich only
while they keep their neighbors
brother humans--poor-truly and
extraordinary basis upon which to
build a society. Society? How ab
surd! Upon such a basis there can
be founded naught but tumult, con
Daniel Webster saw it coming and
- warned against it. Abraham Lincoln
lamented over its imminence.
Today, it is here, and we are
l busily engaged in making it more
thorough-going and emphatic.
The people of the United States
are busy building the heaven of rich
es. Larger and larger amounts of
income are being concentrated in
fewer hands. In 1914 there were
101,718 persons with incomes of
t from $5,000 to $10,000. By 1917
the number had increased to 150,551
persons, almost exactly 50 per cent.
The number of persons with incomes
of $25,000 to $50,000 more than
I doubled during the same period,
e (11,144 to 23,724). At the same
time, the number of persons with
n $50,000 to $100,000 increased al
St most threefold (3,616 to 10,654) and
n the number with incomes of $100,
000 and over increased four-fold
5 (1,598 to 6,633).
The immense increases have oc
d curred among the highest. incomes
and with increasing rapidity.
The people of the United States
are building the heaven of the rich,
1and in order to secure the necessary
i materials, they are digging graves
for their most cherished and their
The stock of the United States
Steel Corporation is held by invest
I ors in every important industrial
section of Europe. Stockholders di
Urest industry and share in profits.
Men and women in Europe, owning
Steel stock, are able to direct the ac
tivities and share in the product of
'- workmen who labor in Pittsburgh,
Lo Gary, Youngstown and Chicago.
S On June 30, 1919,Iaccording to a
report issued by the Steel corpora
st tion, the foreign hold-up of Steel
Sstock were as follows:
'e Country Shares of Com. Stock
S Holland ................................. 210,525
!Canada . 38,886
It France ............................... 29,910
Austria .................................. '2,888
Bel ium ................................ 2,67 9
Switzerland ........................... 1,529
Spain ....................... ........... 549
Capitalism has internationalized
itself. Enemy aliens (Austrians and
Germans) held steel stock all
through the war. The value of that
stock increased; the stock paid divi
dends. Enemy aliens shared the
benefits of part ownership in this
enterprise. Has anyone suggested
that the officials of the Steel Corpor
ation have been guilty of "giving aid
and comfort to the enemy?" Of
course liot, among property owners,
now can there he permanent en
Capitalism is internationalized. Its
object is profit: its symbol is yellow
-gold. Some (lay workers will be
internationalized. Their object will
be a greater abundance and fullness
of red-the blood-bond of fraternity
and comeradeship among all melm
bers of the human race.
OUR WIRE RULERS
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By ANISE, in Sciatle Union Record.
I was musing one day
About the WISD)OM
This thing that setA then,
From coinlmon folks
And gives them
* * *
Of New York City
Were coining back!
They had quit thinking
And had begun thinking
Wondering HOW to get next
To a MEAL and BED.
They were discussed
In all the papers
And the Legislatures
As our next big PROBLEM!
And every one was trying
To SOLVE them!
Where were the JOBS
Worth offering to HEROES?
So a delegation
From the soldiers
Called on Mayor Ilylan
And asked that the CITY
Assist these men to find
The Mayor put his hand
On the spokesman's shoulder,
* * *
With OILY politeness.
And said: "I've been thinking
f * * *
About YOU BOYS,
* * *
And I have been refusing
* * *
For PEDDLERS' LICENSES,
Because I thought YOU BOYS
Might NEED THEM!"
g That was the BRIGHT IDEA
Of Mayor Hylan!..
Just the other day,
Over in ROME,"t,'
The Chambecr of Labor
* .* *
d Threatened a General Strike
Unless the government lowered
e * * *
The FOOD PRICES
s By 50 per cent.
if "or the people were starving
e And the profiteers thriving.
7 But the government said:
T. Ihis price reduction
n Would mean tie disappearance
e Of MERCHANDISE
I- Through excessive purchases!"
Now wasn't that CLEVER
Of the government?
SJust think how AWFUL
a It would have been
ry If the STARVING PEOPLE
r Had really BEEN ABLE
To buy up ALL the food
e And EAT I'T,
And not leave any at all
LFor the profiteers!
;h1, I ant no longer surprised
a At the Divine Right
1l Of RULERS,
ck For none of us common folks
0 Would be clever enough
0 To make such SIMPLE answers
79 To the world's PROBLEMS!
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